Annual 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign Surpasses $29K Goal!

Annual 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign Surpasses $29K Goal!


Combined contributions of 324 4-H clubs from 70 counties across the state help the Iowa 4-H State Council surpass 4-H'ers for 4-H campaign goal. 

Date: July 9, 2018

Melanie Oeltjenbruns
Marketing & Development Manager
Iowa 4-H Foundation

Annual 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign Surpasses $29K Goal!

AMES, Iowa— The 2017-18 Iowa 4-H State Council was able to present a check of $29,138.00 to the Iowa 4-H Foundation from the 33rd Annual 4-H’ers for 4-H campaign. This was made possible through the combined contributions of 324 4-H clubs from 70 counties across the state. The commitment from Iowa 4-H’ers is what keeps 4-H thriving. These funds will go towards projects as voted upon by the State 4-H Council.

“We continue to be impressed by not only the efforts of the State 4-H Youth Council, but individual clubs around the state who have decided that their program is worth investing in,” said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “Their contributions should inspire all of us to continue our support of the Iowa 4-H Program.”

On Wednesday, June 27, at the State 4-H Conference Banquet, the top county from each region was recognized in the categories of top per member contribution and total contribution. Top Per Member was given to the counties that raised the most dollars per 4-H club member. Top County is presented to the county that raises the most dollars. The top three most improved counties were also recognized. Most Improved honors the highest increase in giving by percentage from the previous year. 

Top Contributions Per Member:

  • Central Region: Wright County
    • $8.28 per member
  • Northeast: Worth County
    • $5.28 per member
  • Northwest: Sac County
    • $6.81 per member
  • Southeast: Johnson County
    • $2.99 per member
  • Southwest: Shelby County
    • $5.02 per member 

Top Total Contributions:

  • Central Region: Webster County
    • $1,372
  • Northeast Region: Worth County
    • $1,093
  • Northwest Region: Sac County
    • $1,280
  • Southeast Region: Johnson County
    • $1,144
  • Southwest Region: West Pottawattamie County
    • $1,148

Most Improved Counties:

  • Sioux County – 1,111%
  • Warren County- 609%
  • Franklin County- 227%

The 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign is the largest and longest-running fundraiser campaign conducted by 4-H members for 4-H members. In the past 33 years, Iowa 4-H members have given over $900,000 to provide financial assistance for 4-H’ers to attend camps or conferences, help members from low-income families pay their annual 4-H fee, fund speakers and entertainment at the State 4-H Youth Conference, and improve the Iowa 4-H Center each year.

Photos from the awards ceremony at the 2018 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference’s Banquet can be found on our Flickr website:

The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and provides the private financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs throughout the state of Iowa. These opportunities help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors.


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